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Palestinian journalist shot at Gaza protest dies of wounds

Palestinian journalist shot at Gaza protest dies of wounds

A Palestinian journalist shot two weeks ago by Israeli forces on the Gaza border has died, Israeli and Palestinian sources said Wednesday, the second journalist killed in a month of unrest.

Kuwait expels Philippine ambassador amid dispute over maids

Kuwait expels Philippine ambassador amid dispute over maids

Kuwait on Wednesday asked the Philippine ambassador to leave the Gulf state within a week and recalled its envoy in Manila for consultation, official news agency KUNA reported, amid a row between the two countries over domestic workers.

Israeli ex-policeman jailed for killing Palestinian teen

Israeli ex-policeman jailed for killing Palestinian teen

Defendant Ben Deri had earlier confessed to the negligent manslaughter and aggravated injury of 17-year-old Nadim Nuwara - less serious than the full manslaughter charge he originally faced.

Rouhani questions 'right' to seek new nuclear deal

Rouhani questions 'right' to seek new nuclear deal

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday questioned the legitimacy of demands for a fresh nuclear agreement with Tehran, after the leaders of the US and France called for a "new" deal.

Iran at UN offers dialogue to end ‘hegemonic illusions’

Iran at UN offers dialogue to end ‘hegemonic illusions’

Iran invited Gulf countries yesterday to open talks on regional security, telling the United Nations it was time to move away from “hegemonic illusions” that have fuelled devastating wars.

Nasrallah wins top Arabic literary prize

Nasrallah wins top Arabic literary prize

? Jordanian-Palestinian author Ibrahim Nasrallah has won the Arab world’s top literary prize for The Second War of the Dog, a dystopian novel that explores brutality and extremism in society.

UN envoy pleads to save Idlib from fate of Aleppo

UN envoy pleads to save Idlib from fate of Aleppo

The UN’s Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura yesterday urged the world to prevent a fresh humanitarian disaster in the rebel-held region of Idlib, as officials warned aid funding was running “desperately short”.

Egypt's former anti-graft chief gets 5-year jail for spreading false news

Egypt's former anti-graft chief gets 5-year jail for spreading false news

A military court has sentenced Egypt's former anti-corruption chief to five years in prison on charges of spreading false news harmful to the military, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Damascus fighting kills 18 pro-regime fighters

Damascus fighting kills 18 pro-regime fighters

At least 18 pro-Syrian regime combatants have been killed in 24 hours of fighting in southern Damascus against the Islamic State group, a monitor said Tuesday.

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian accused of killing settler

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian accused of killing settler

The Israeli army said in a statement that Qunba was part of the cell that shot dead Rabbi Raziel Shevah near Nablus in the northern West Bank.

Iraq to rebuild mosque destroyed in IS clash

Iraq to rebuild mosque destroyed in IS clash

The United Arab Emirates and Iraq yesterday launched a joint effort to reconstruct Mosul’s Great Mosque of Al-Nuri and its iconic leaning minaret, ravaged last year during battles to retake the city from militants.

Palestinian boy’s leg amputated after border shooting

Palestinian boy’s leg amputated after border shooting

Doctors have amputated the leg of a Palestinian boy whose image went viral after he was shot by Israeli troops in clashes on the Gaza border with Israel.

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